Managing the impact

Supply chain challenges

What's the issue?

The global supply chain has been hit by a lot of disruptions recently—from the rising costs of fuel and materials to Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine.

See what you could do to reduce delays and deal with  price hikes in your supply chains.

Coping with supply chain disruptions

Learn how to help protect your business and reduce the negative impact of any changes. We’ve also got ideas about how to strengthen your supply chains.

We’ll show you how to map out your entire chain, keep communication going, or even change where you source products to make sure everything keeps moving along smoothly.

Is your business in financial difficulty?

We’re here to help. To talk to us about any financial problems or concerns visit our Contact page and click the ‘Chat to Cora’ button, or the chat button in our Mobile app*. If you have a Relationship Manager, they could also offer support.

To find out about debt management and support services, visit our page for businesses in financial struggles.

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Trade finance

We offer a range of products to help businesses trade with confidence. These could help minimise risks such as not being paid by a buyer, or your supply chain breaking down. 

Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Other helpful articles

Choosing sustainable partners

Building a sustainable supply chain will help to improve your reputation, whilst reducing waste and the impact your business makes on the planet.

Dealing with change

Learn about how some of our customers have coped with the uncertainty of recent months, and the systems they’ve put in place to help.

Try our business resilience toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help you make your business more resilient and face challenges head on.

Get help managing your cash flow

Learn the five steps you should follow for better cash flow management, and try our handy tool to get a 90-day bird’s eye view of your own cash flow.

News from our Insights hub

What’s in store for supply chains in the post-pandemic economy

John Briggs speaks with Thomas Knudsen, Managing Director of global logistics leader Toll Group and NatWest Markets' Peiqian Liu about the future of supply chains.

How to manage cyber risks across your supply chain

The growth of third-party apps and tools to run supply chains introduces a risk that businesses need to think about. Tim Rawlins, Senior Adviser and Security Director at NCC Group, explains.

Tracking global trade: how are lockdowns and war affecting supply chains?

World trade expanded marginally in February and March, leading to renewed optimism about the limited impact of new lockdowns in China and the Russia-Ukraine war on global commerce.

There's more articles, podcasts and videos around global supply chain issues on our Insights hub.

Keep up to date

We've got plenty of information on the cost of living crisis on our hub pages. We're always updating them with the latest news, services and products to help your business to thrive.

Workforce and staffing challenges

Read our tips on overcoming staffing hurdles, including recruitment, retention and training.

How is agriculture being affected?

The agricultural sector has been hit by price increases in recent months. See how we could help. we're helping.

Investing in a sustainable future

Explore how investment in sustainable technology could help cut costs in the future.

Anything else we can help with?